Reflections on ‘Undercover Mosque’

“… the programme-makers repeatedly interspersed the ugly material emanating from a handful or so preachers from one wing of the Wahhabi sect with material which is more mainstream but is simply distasteful to western ears and images of women wearing niqab … the programme is likely to cast more suspicion over the Muslim community generally, not just the small group involved, while much of the Muslim youth get defensive and accuse Channel 4 of taking their words out of context and the profile of Uncle Tom pseudo-Sufis is raised further.”

Yusuf Smith assesses yesterday’s Dispatches programme, Undercover Mosque.

Indigo Jo Blogs, 15 January 2007

And for those of you who missed it, the fascists of the British National Party have helpfully provided links to a recording on YouTube.

BNP news article, 16 January 2007

Meanwhile would-be führer Nick Griffin has written to the Chief Constable of West Midlands Police and the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, urging them to prosecute some of the speakers featured in the programme … for inciting violence and racial hatred. Satire itself stands disarmed.

BNP news article, 16 January 2007